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Transcribed from: The History of Florida: Past & Present, The Lewis Publishing Co., Vol. III,
page 62, 1923.

ANDERSON, ERIC A. Among the younger generation of business men who have made a success of
their activities at Pensacola, one who is becoming well known in his field of endeavor is
ERIC A. ANDERSON, manager of the San Carlos Press. While Mr. ANDERSON is still young in
years, as compared with the subjects of a number of biographies in this work, he is mature
in experience as his activities have made him a master of his trade and he has likewise engaged
in shipbuilding, in addition to which he has a military record which includes a year of active
service in France during the World war.

Mr. ANDERSON was born at Warrington, Florida, in Escambia County, and is a son of FRANCIS
O. ANDERSON. His father, who followed a naval career all of his life, took command of the
United States S.S. Narber, plying between Pensacola and the Navy Yard, in 1915, and continued
to act in this capacity until his retirement at the age of sixty-six years, as boatswain's
mate. He was the father of seven children, of whom six are living. ERIC A. being the fourth
in order of birth.

ERIC A. ANDERSON attended the public schools of Pensacola, obtaining only an ordinary education,
and at the age of fourteen years entered the printing shop of the Pensacolian Publishing
Company, where he learned the trade. Following this, he was variously employed in job printing
establishments until the outbreak of the World war, when he enlisted in the United States
Army, and after due training was sent overseas to France, where he saw active service for a
year. On receiving his honorable discharge after returning to his native land Mr. ANDERSON
entered the shipbuilding business, but after a year of experience therein resumed the printing
trade. He established the San Carlos Press April 1, 1921, and took the position of manager
of this new firm, which has enjoyed a splendid business from the start. This concern does
all manner of commercial printing and rubber stamp manufacturing, and the plant, located at
47 East Gregory Street, is fully equipped to carry on its growing business. Mr. ANDERSON
is enterprising and energetic, is popular with his associates and enjoys the confidence of
the patrons of the establishment. He is a Catholic in his religious faith, and fraternally
is affiliated with the Knights of Columbus. A democrat in politics, he has been active in
the ranks of his party.

Transcribed by Nancy Rayburn

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